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Mass Effect Beta Details released

A match made in Heaven?

It’s good news (sort of) Friday everyone! In the Bioware forums they released the details of how to get the early access beta for Mass Effect 3. Here are the details:

What are the details of the Mass Effect 3 pre-release demo?

  • The Mass Effect 3 pre-release demo will launch in January 2012 (exact date TBA).
  • The demo will include both single-player and multi-player sections.
  • The demo will be released in all regions where the game is

How can I get early access to the multi-player portion of the Mass Effect 3 demo coming in January 2012?

  • Owners of Battlefield 3, on any platform, who activate their Online Pass will automatically be granted early access to the multiplayer portion of the Mass Effect 3 demo. There is no need to enter any other codes, the early access will be applied to the EA Account associated with the Online Pass. Note: BF3 Origin Customers automatically have the BF3 Online Pass.
  • This applies to all regions where the demo is released (to be announced)
  • The exact date of the demo launch will be announced in late November
  • There will be another program whereby players and fans of the Mass Effect franchise can unlock this early access (with no purchase necessary) – this will also be announced in late November or early December.
  • There will also be a tool posted on www.masseffect.com allowing players to check if their EA account has been granted the early access.
  • The length of the early access period is TBA.
  • The single-player section of the demo will be available to all players on day one of the demo launch.
I hope you wanted to play Battlefield 3. Oh, you didn’t? Me either. I pre-ordered the expensive version of Mass Effect 3 but apparently that isn’t enough for EA, they need me to own Battlefield 3 as well. This may be enough to motivate me to get Battlefield 3 since I know every other person in my XBL friends list will be playing it, but the demo did nothing to turn me onto the game. How about you? Buying BF3 anyways and this is a bonus, or is this motivation to give EA more of your money? Good news is, if you want to wait unti January you can get the demo with no extra purchases. They do mention that if you wait until Nov/Dec they will announce a no purchase necessary program, here’s to hoping you need to get a Happy Meal or something.
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